Non-Academic Institutional Variables Related to Degree Completion of Non-Traditional Age Undergraduate Students

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A study was conducted at The University of Texas at Arlington to obtain measurements of non-traditional age undergraduate students using the Mattering Scales for Adult Students in Higher Education (MHE). The MHE is designed to assess the perceptions of adult students on how much they matter to the institution they are attending. The study also sought to determine if "mattering" and other selected nonacademic variables associated with the university environment are perceived by nontraditional age students to effect their likelihood of completing their baccalaureate degree. Of the five subscales surveyed by the MHE, significant statistical differences were found to exist ... continued below

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Walts, Rebecca Ann. August 1998.

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A study was conducted at The University of Texas at Arlington to obtain measurements of non-traditional age undergraduate students using the Mattering Scales for Adult Students in Higher Education (MHE). The MHE is designed to assess the perceptions of adult students on how much they matter to the institution they are attending. The study also sought to determine if "mattering" and other selected nonacademic variables associated with the university environment are perceived by nontraditional age students to effect their likelihood of completing their baccalaureate degree.

Of the five subscales surveyed by the MHE, significant statistical differences were found to exist in the Administration, Interaction With Peers, Multiple Roles, and Faculty subscales denoting an interaction between gender and minority status. Significant statistical differences were also found by gender on the Advising subscale and by minority status on the Faculty subscale.

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Walts, Rebecca Ann. Non-Academic Institutional Variables Related to Degree Completion of Non-Traditional Age Undergraduate Students, dissertation, August 1998; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc279269/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .